A Road Less Traveled biography
Recently awarded the “Best Independent Band of 2007” in CCM Magazine Reader’s Choice Awards, A Road Less Traveled has created an attention-demanding buzz amongst live music circles across the country. Dubbed a “Famecast Fenom” through a worldwide online video competition called Famecast, they were awarded a notable cash prize through the support of their wide-spread fan base, affectionately referred to as ‘Roadies’.
During the fall of 2007, two tracks off of their debut album “Rescue” achieved national air play without the funding of a record label. This project contains 12 hard-hitting songs that will leave you humming the melody to tunes like the lyrically inquisitive and hope-infusing “Maybe”.
Amongst other highlights such as sitting on the Top 30 spots on ChristianRock.net, and playing on radios everywhere, ARLT has emerged on the scene with an obvious fervor to make their presence and their purpose known in the Christian music industry.
“We just really want to present a message of hope to anyone who will give us an honest listen,” says Shawn Anglin, electric guitarist for the band. “We play for a generation that is just tired and discouraged, and they need to know that they are needed and they can have something positive to contribute to our world”.
Sharing the stage with acts like Family Force 5, Pillar, Tait, Seventh Day Slumber, Superchick, Kutless, Building 429 and Barlow Girl, this band presents a willingness to play anywhere they can. The November 2006 issue of CCM magazine noted, "A steady diet of touring, from churches to festivals to camps and bowling alleys, has solidified these five into one of the best independent outfits on present rock scene." After playing more than 100 shows in 2007 it’s easy to see that 2008 is definitely a year of promise for A Road Less Traveled.
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